Love and Treasure
“Love and Treasure unfolds with the classic perfection of a rose: from exquisite bud opening to perfumed flower of delicate or vivid color made ironic by its thorns.”
This novel is best approached with no preconceived notions. Therefore, this will be a short review.
It’s the story of a locket stolen from the Hungarian Gold Train immediately after World War II and the people it brings together and tears apart across three generations.
The train “left a broken country carrying the looted treasure of a murdered people, headed for nowhere in particular, only to be looted all over again when it arrived.”
It’s a sad, sad story that shows how a gifted writer can make sadness heartwarming and inspiring. Love and Treasure unfolds with the classic perfection of a rose: from exquisite bud opening to perfumed flower of delicate or vivid color made ironic by its thorns.
It’s also interesting and educational, informing the reader about little-known segments of history through the eyes of well-drawn, credible, and sympathetic characters. The narrative progresses in a quiet, steady suspense of human drama without any melodramatic action. One never knows what turning the page will bring.